STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP/CBS) —The damaged ear of a statue of the Pennsylvania State University mascot has been repaired.
Authorities were called to the university around 4 a.m. Sunday to reports of damage to the Nittany Lion Shrine. Police say an ear was broken off and found nearby.READ MORE: 'There's A Lot Of Ghosts In Here': CBS3 Spends Evening In Believed-To-Be Haunted Neshaminy Creekside Inn
University police are working to determine if the damage was intentional or accidental. They have not said if the damage was connected to the weekend’s State Patty’s Day celebrations, an unofficial campus holiday that has led to several alcohol-related arrests and hospital visits in the past.
University police tracked down four individuals who were being sought for information. It’s unclear at this time if they are connected to the damaged statue.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Ahjaon Jackson Shot, Killed While Coming Home From Work With Twin Sister, Philadelphia Police Say
“We have identified those individuals and the investigation [is] on-going,” said police on Monday night.
Investigators say the statue has lost an ear four times in its 75 year history.
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